Margaret Castillo

Margaret Castillo, principal at Helpern Architects and green-building expert, has been appointed as the new president of the American Institute of Architects, New York. She will be replacing outgoing president, Anthony Schirripa. “Design for a Change” is the theme that Castillo has chosen for her 2011 presidency.

Gary E. Neuwerth of Dewberry has been selected by Rutgers University to receive the School of Engineering Medal of Excellence Award for Alumni Lifetime Achievement in recognition of a career spanning 41 years in the engineering profession.

William J. Tinsley, Jr., previously a partner at Sills Cummis & Gross PC, has joined Goldberg & Connolly as a member of its Construction and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups.

John McLaughlin
William J. Tinsley, Jr.

John McLaughlin has been appointed to the position of president of exterior products – eastern division of Allied Building Products Corp. This means Allied Building Products’ Exterior Division’s leadership will be split into two new positions: president of exterior products– eastern division and president of exterior products – western division. The president of exterior products – western division will be Jamie Kutzer.

Oliver Hoehne has been named a senior engineering manager in the Newark, New Jersey office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Stephan Noonan has been named by Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization as assistant vice president in the Newark, New Jersey office. In his new position, Noonan will manage PB’s Northeast Rail Vehicle Group, responsible for vehicle and system technical inputs to planning and engineering projects, as well as management and administration of vehicle engineering and inspection support. He has more than 30 years of experience in rail vehicle and rail systems-based engineering, maintenance management and operating system oversight. Prior to joining PB, he was director of U.S. Operations for Interfleet Technology, an associate principal with Lea + Elliott, Inc., and a senior manager for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey PATH system.

Joe Lamagese
Greg Bloom
Stephan Noonan

Greg Bloom has been appointed to the position of chief sales and marketing officer of Allied Building Products Corp. In his new leadership role, Bloom will have ultimate responsibility over all sales and marketing efforts for both Allied Interior and Exterior Product divisions. In addition, Bloom’s new brief will see him taking over all existing marketing, private label, Coastal Atlantic and national accounts initiatives, and he will also be taking charge of establishing a consistent sales strategy.

Joe Lamagesehas been appointed head of the Architectural Department for the Buildings Engineering division of Stantec’s Hauppauge, New York office. In this role, Lamagese will oversee the architectural practice of the group, which includes staff in the Hauppauge and Albany, New York offices. A registered architect in the State of New York, Lamagese holds a degree in architectural technology from the New York Institute of Technology as well as a degree in construction engineering technology from SUNY Farmingdale. He is a member of both the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects.

Steven Panayi
Nick Pisani
Merilee Meacock

Wayne K. Grovat has joined Dewberry as project manager for construction services based in Mount Lauren, New Jersey.

Merilee Meacock has been promoted by KSS Architects of Princeton, New Jersey to partner. She joins five other partners–Pamela Lucas Rew, Edmund Klimek, David Zaiser, Allan Kehrt, and Michael Shatken –who lead the firm of 40 team members. Meacock has been instrumental in several of KSS’ academic and educational projects including the creation of the firm’s preK-12 market, which has become one of its strongest and fastest-growing markets in recent years. She also is instrumental in the expansion of KSS’ work in student housing and mixed-use development.

Nick Pisani has joined Intelligent Building Solutions, LLC as senior associate. His responsibilities include management of master planning, design/build, owner’s representation, feasibility study, commissioning, energy audit, and consulting projects nationwide. Prior to joining IBS, Pisani held positions as electrical project manager and MEP superintendent at Lehr Construction Corporation and Tishman Technologies, both New York City-based leading construction firms.

Stephen Doyle KSS associate was named Young Architect of the Year by AIA New Jersey.

David Kamp of Dirtworks Landscape Architecture has joined the Center for Design and Health within the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where he will serve as co-founder.

Steven Panayi has been promoted by T.Y. Lin International, formerly Medina Consultants, to director of structures for the East District. Panayi will be responsible for leading teams on projects for various state agencies such as New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Joseph Jaffe has joined LePartner and Associates, LLP, a construction law practice, as partner. Together, he and Jonathan Newcomb will also be heading up Proactive Integrity Associates, LLC, an affiliated firm, and will oversee construction industry practices, construction cost management, and project management investigations on behalf of public agencies and private owners and developers.

Vince Tuminelli
John DeLollis
Joseph Jaffe

John DeLollis has been namedby The Association of Wall-Ceiling & Carpentry Industries of New York, Inc. as its new executive director. He has been a board member since 1980 and is a two-term past president. DeLollis’ goals for the future of WC&C include providing educational programming for contractor members and working with industry leaders to advance the unionized construction industry. DeLollis also has explored options for providing one-on-one business management and leadership training for WC&C members.

Vince Tuminelli has joined Colliers International as an executive managing director where he will help grow the tenant representation and corporate services divisions. A former senior vice president in the New York office of CB Richard Ellis, Tuminelli has closed more than six million square feet of transactions in the last four years alone on behalf of Philips Electronics North America Corporation and Marubeni America Corporation. His primary focus is tenant representation, with a specialty in servicing corporate clients throughout North America, as well as law firms and financial companies. Prior to CB Richard Ellis, Tuminelli was a senior broker with Cushman & Wakefield and Studley Inc.

Carl Weisbrod has joined the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate faculty as a clinical professor and academic chair of the newly created concentration in Global Real Estate.